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Tito Ortiz

Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz (English: /tɪtɵ ɔərtɪs/) (born January 23, 1975) is a retired Mexican American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003. Along with fighters like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, he was one of the sport's early stars. Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock. Outside of his fighting career, Ortiz is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line. He also owns an MMA training gym called Punishment Training Center, which is located in Huntington Beach, CA. On July 7, 2012, Ortiz became the ninth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Jacob Christopher Ortiz was born to Samuel and Joyce Ortiz. He received his nickname "Tito," which means tyrant, from his father when he was a year old. He is the fourth child of his mother, Joyce, who had three sons from a previous marriage. His mixed heritage (Mexican father, American mother) has been reflected in his ring entrances as he has borne both Mexican and American flags. Ortiz began wrestling in his sophomore year at

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Jenna Jameson is a mess ... so much so her kids are now under the sole care of their dad.Sources close to Jenna tell TMZ ... Tito Ortiz had major concerns about Jenna's ability to care for their… READ MORE >

Tito Ortiz -- Forrest Griffin Is a TERRIBLE Role Model

Tito Ortiz
Forrest Griffin Is a TERRIBLE Role Model

Tito Ortiz is coming out swinging against the guy that beat him into retirement -- telling TMZ, Forrest Griffin's use of testosterone before the fight sets a terrible example for kids ... and UFC… READ MORE >

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Tito Ortiz -- Taps Out In Oxycodone Fight

Tito Ortiz
Taps Out In Oxycodone Fight

Former UFC champ Tito Ortiz is backing down in his war with an alleged drug-fueled stalker ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story ... Ortiz had filed a request for a restraining order against… READ MORE >

- 754 days ago
Jenna Jameson's Friend -- I'm No Drug Pusher ... Tito Ortiz Is Out to Get Me!

Jenna Jameson's Friend
I'm No Drug Pusher ... Tito's Out to Get Me!

Tito Ortiz went behind Jenna Jameson's back to file for a restraining order against the porn legend's close friend ... telling filthy lies to the judge in the process -- so says the friend.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 768 days ago
Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson: We're TERRIFIED Of Our Crazy Friend

Tito Ortiz, Jenna Jameson
We're TERRIFIED OF OUR CRAZY FRIEND

UFC legend Tito Ortiz and his retired porn star fiancee Jenna Jameson rushed to court, asking a judge to protect them from a friend who is allegedly drug and alcohol fueled and has stolen from… READ MORE >

- 771 days ago
UFC Champ Rashad Evans Flashes a CAST!! Gets Pins to Repair Injured Thumb

UFC's Rashad Evans
Flashes a CAST!! Gets Heavy Metal Repair

Former UFC champ Rashad Evans has some new hardware ... as in the metal pins he had inserted to repair his injured right hand!The ex light-heavyweight title holder walked out of Katsuya in… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- I Smashed Up My Rolls Royce Phantom

Tito Ortiz -- I Smashed Up My Rolls Royce Phantom

UFC fighter Tito Ortiz -- and his super-expensive Rolls Royce Phantom -- were involved in a 3-car collision in Costa Mesa, CA this weekend ... and while no one was hurt, Tito says he cried anyway.… READ MORE >

- 1082 days ago
Tito Ortiz Nude Photo Scandal -- I've Been Hacked

Tito Ortiz Nude Photo Scandal -- I've Been Hacked

Someone posted a full-frontal naked photo of MMA fighter Tito Ortiz through his Twitter page moments ago ... but Tito insists it was the work of a hacker. The photo surfaced just a few hours ago… READ MORE >

- 1135 days ago
Jenna & Tito -- Birthday Party in Vegas

Jenna & Tito -- Birthday Party in Vegas

Further cementing the fact their relationship is just fine ... Jenna Jameson and hubby Tito Ortiz hit up Chateau Nightclub and Sugar Factory American Brassiere Restaurant in Las Vegas last night… READ MORE >

- 1189 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- WRECKED at Celeb Race Practice

Tito Ortiz -- WRECKED at Celeb Race Practice

Tito Ortiz crashed his Toyota Scion, not once ... but TWICE … during a practice run for the 2011 “Fueled by Fame” Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race yesterday. The former UFC champ… READ MORE >

- 1192 days ago

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